I will be curious to see if in the future they take advantage of the wifi functionality of the pin cabinets. I've never played a Virtual Pin machine, but love the concept.
Say what you want about Arcade1UP....but I for one am a fan. Each cabinet generation has been an consumer driven upgrade from the previous while the initial retail prices have not sky rocketed. I can't tell you how much fun my friends and I had over the holidays cramming around the 4 player TMNT machine I picked up. Yep it was tight and a bit awkward but no one cared and the design was very true to the original cabinet at a fraction of the price. For the money and most importantly (the space) I saved while still being able to play one of my favorite arcades as a kid I hope they stay around. If they keep finding creative ways to bring new life to old classics...ie NBA JAM cabinet will have online play, I could see them staying around awhile.